handsoff Posted January 29, 2009 Share Posted January 29, 2009 I was in Symphony Hall, Birmingham a couple of weeks ago, and whilst waiting for the recital to start thought about the mechanical console. This is a 4 manual instrument and the touch, without assistance, would presumably be very heavy. I played the 3 manual organ in Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire many years ago and it was virtually impossible to play on full organ, so heavy was the action. I'm fairly sure that Barker Levers are no longer in vogue so is any form of assistance used or have organ building techniques and materials improved to the point where none is necessary? Thank you. P Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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